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    Today received the Arduino controller the Ramps 1.6 with five A4988 drivers modules.
    Decided to upload a known Firmware Marlin 1.1.5 to test the the basics, found that I needed a CH34X driver before it would allow an upload.

    Marlin 1.1.5 with the controller an Ramps 1.6 an drivers modules boots, however Marlin for MPCNC is going to need some firmware changes as it is displaying garbage.
    Will go over it very carefully to see what i missed.

    Ok Missed the Full Graphics Boot Screen, works now.

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    can you use grbl for this ?

    So much more user friendly than marlin (what isn't ?)

    Other than that, looking good :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by curious aardvark View Post
    can you use grbl for this ?

    So much more user friendly than marlin (what isn't ?)

    Other than that, looking good :-)
    I can choose between Marlin and grbl for Cyclone. I just testing my Controller with Marlin will see about testing grblForCyclone real soon.

    Today I received the five steppers motors, and setup a Ramps controller test, decided to start with a V-Ref of .450. Setup all steppers an preformed simple moves on X, Y, Z, X2 an Y2


    Do you have a simple tutorial of why grbl is better

    Thank You
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    Um, I use grbl on my laser engraver. Had no problems.

    The only machine I have with marlin on is the i3. And it is hands down the most unfriendly firmware I've ever come across.
    Doesn't even have a load filament option.
    So if there's a viable alternative to marlin - I will always go for that :-)

    If there were any way to ut something else on the i3 - I would in a heartbeat.
    Repetier is great firmware, as is sailfish (what the replicator clones use).
    But marlin - just is horrible at every level.

    PLus lasergrbl will update the grbl firmware direct from itself.
    marlin you have to bugger about with ide - horrible software.

    I have yet to see any benefit of any kind to pissing about with marlin.

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